UMS is a custom service and internet portal for renting out apartments that are temporarily not in use. It is geared towards private tenants or owners who are not using their apartment for a certain period (2 months to 2 years) as well as people who are seeking a temporary residence for professional or other reasons.
By subletting or renting out an apartment, tenants and owners can recoup the costs for their apartment during their absence. The goal is to keep the costs for their primary residence low, or ideally even cover them entirely. The apartment is offered to the subtenant at a reasonable price that covers the tenant's or owner's effective costs.
We have been specialising in the target group of private-apartment providers and subletters in Switzerland for almost 30 years. Over 95% of our offerings in Switzerland are privately owned apartments.
On the seeker side, our customer base consists mainly of people who come to Switzerland for professional reasons or who are relocating temporarily within Switzerland for a project. The seekers appreciate the personal atmosphere of a privately owned apartment and feel "at home" more quickly because of it.
Aside from the direct benefits for the provider and the seeker, private subleasing is also beneficial for the community as a whole by easing pressure on the market situation for 'normal' renters. Consultants and expats gain an attractive alternative to the professional apartment buildings and business homes that are frequently offered in prime locations. The supply of privately owned apartments temporarily available for subleasing means that fewer properties are taken off the normal apartment market.
As the mobility of workers continues to rise, so too does the need to be able to sublet one's primary residence during lengthy absences. Likewise, there is a growing demand for temporary apartments. The possibility of subletting the primary apartment and thereby reducing the cost of maintaining it can be a decisive factor in deciding whether or not to accept a foreign posting.
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On the other hand, we also appeal to seekers who would like to have a personal residence during a temporary stay.